Cattle are used to graze this site. Please look for notices with further information at the entrances to the reserve.

Fencing update

Work will start on the perimeter fencing of Iping and Trotton Commons in December 2017. The route of the fence will be cleared of trees, scrub and other vegetation first.This work will include clearing and burning the rhododendrons from the roadside.

The fence and gate installation will start in January 2018 and will take about two months.

Find out more about how we manage heathland for wildlife.

Current volunteering opportunities

News from Iping and Stedham Commons

    • Be tick aware

      Be tick aware

      Now summer is here it is a good time to brush up on your knowledge of ticks, where they live and what sensible precautions you can take.

    • Britain's Heaviest Spider

      Britain's Heaviest Spider

      The Four-spotted Orbweaver Araneus quadratus is Britain’s heaviest spider, coming in at a whopping 2.5 grams.

    • Sundews


      The sundew is a carnivorous plant found growing in Sussex

    • High risk of wildfires

      High risk of wildfires

      ​Please be aware there is currently a heightened risk of fire, particularly on heathland sites due to the dry unseasonably warm weather.

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